Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I.     Love.   these.
My friend Toni...who continues to reveal more and more of her talents,  made these booties.  She has used one of her favorite patterns to make many pairs but those peas in a pod are her own addition.
For me. . .that is what makes the little green pair beyond adorable.  That's all I can say.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


First . . Gigi, please pick one of the three juvenile quilt patterns offered in our giveaway and then contact us so we can send your pattern on its way.   Congratulations!  Thanks to all of you who entered the drawing.  Next it is the Followers turn. . . Woolbert said so and he will pick a name from all who have signed up to Follow our blog.   We'll let you know what and when.

Almost ready...Sue is taking the pictures today.  Don came up with these book formats a few years ago.   Finally we coordinated our efforts into a new pattern which will have two appliqued wool books to help keep you organized in this new year!   Who doesn't need that?  Here is a peek at the small one.  It will be on the website soon.  

Friday, January 13, 2012


I love this pillow Cheri Hoggan made from our Jump For Joy baby quilt pattern.  She used WoolFelt and a cotton print together.  She has made numerous items from this pattern but this is the most recent.  Thank you Cheri for sending the picture.
I got to thinking. . . What a good idea for our first giveaway in the new year.   So how about this. .Leave a comment  to this post.
And tell us - One thing that makes you jump for joy?!!
We will throw you into our new year's cap
and DRAW A RANDOM WINNER!  Please leave contact information so we can let you know that you have won.   You can choose from one of the three juvenile quilt patterns shown below.  You can click on the name of each to see the full pattern description on our website.  
From left to right the patterns are:  Jump For Joy,  Fun Blocks & Quilt,  and Lollipop Hill.
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Midnight, Tuesday January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


 From here

to there  >>

In one Big New Color Year Leap.
Just pinned for now.   Finish soon.  Probably a

If you have pawed through our hand dyed wools at a show and are one of many that have asked,  "Why no blue?"  And if it was you who frowned when I said, "We just do greenyish blues"....Well then, I have a new color answer for you....because of you....and because of the boisterous blue that shouted at me the other day from the pitch of that roof.   Some nautical shades will be all aboard the show boat and on the website too.   Going to finally fix the neglected wool page of ours...
don't rush me tho.

So for you - Dusk Sky
And for you. . .
Midnight Blue

Monday, January 2, 2012


The morning walk took me to the lower road along side the tall old redwood fence that greets me almost daily. 
One can easily admire each of its agey narrow planks, every one of them topped with a worn and weathered peak.  Less of a fortress than in the beginning.  Without its license now - its sharp points and brawny rigidity.  A rather staggering, drunky figure these days.
Tattered.  Softer.   Friendlier!!
More of a greeter now. . .that perhaps just keeps the dog in.  And the bear out.  Lovely in every way.
But today, my attention was drawn to the pitch of a roof,  just barely visible in a distance, above the fence top.   Those colors.  How had I not seen them before?  I don't know. . . perhaps the new year has them shouting louder.  A very strange Yellow trimmed in Dirty Aqua.  I listen to them for awhile and then having given them adequate attention, I continued on home and began the search.  I don't hang out with these colors much.  But I found them. .and some of their relatives.  For today, they are charming enough as members of - A Wool Pile.  Lounging around.  Not doing much.  It is New Year's Day afterall.   But tomorrow,  they will be busy - working together - leading me into the New Colored Year.
They are Yellow and Aqua. . .and they have a job to do.